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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 12, 2021




(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-33812   13-4038723

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10007

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 804-3900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share    MSCI   

New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

Commencement of Senior Notes Offering

On March 12, 2021, MSCI Inc. (“MSCI” or the “Registrant”) issued a press release announcing the proposed issuance of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2030 (the “notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The notes will constitute a further issuance of, be fully fungible with, rank equally with and form a single series with the $400.0 million aggregate principal amount of the 3.625% senior notes due 2030 issued on March 4, 2020. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions. If the offering is successfully placed, MSCI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with available cash on hand, to redeem all $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) at a redemption price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the 2026 Notes, plus the applicable premium as of, and accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the redemption date, and to pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the offering. This Current Report on Form 8-K does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to the 2026 Notes. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference.

The notes are being offered only to (i) persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and (ii) certain non-U.S. persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and therefore may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, nor does it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.





Exhibit 99.1    Press Release, dated March 12, 2021, titled “MSCI Launches Private Offering of $500 Million Senior Notes Due 2030; To Redeem 4.750% Notes Due 2026”
Exhibit 104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded in the cover page formatted in Inline XBRL).


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    MSCI Inc.
Date: March 12, 2021     By:  

/s/ Henry A. Fernandez

    Name:   Henry A. Fernandez
    Title:   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer